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“Perhaps,” wrote Ralph Ellison more than seventy years ago, “the zoot suit contains profound political meaning; perhaps the symmetrical frenzy of the Lindy-hop conceals clues to great potential power.” As Ellison noted then, many of our most mundane cultural forms are larger and more important than they appear, taking on great significance and an unexpected depth of meaning. What he saw in the power of the Lindy Hop—the dance that Life magazine once billed as “Americas True National Folk Dance”—would spread from black America to make a lasting impression on white America and offer us a truly compelling means of understanding our culture. But with what hidden implications?

In American Allegory, Black Hawk Hancock offers an embedded and embodied ethnography that situates dance within a larger Chicago landscape of segregated social practices. Delving into two Chicago dance worlds, the Lindy and Steppin, Hancock uses a combination of participant-observation and interviews to bring to the surface the racial tension that surrounds white use of black cultural forms. Focusing on new forms of appropriation in an era of multiculturalism, Hancock underscores the institutionalization of racial disparities and offers wonderful insights into the intersection of race and culture in America.

Synopsis:

When French sociologist Loïc Wacquant signed up at a boxing gym in a black neighborhood of Chicago's South Side, he had never contemplated getting close to a ring, let alone climbing into it. Yet for three years he immersed himself among local fighters, amateur and professional. He learned the Sweet science of bruising, participating in all phases of the pugilist's strenuous preparation, from shadow-boxing drills to sparring to fighting in the Golden Gloves tournament. In this experimental ethnography of incandescent intensity, the scholar-turned-boxer fleshes out Pierre Bourdieu's signal concept of habitus, deepening our theoretical grasp of human practice. And he supplies a model for a "carnal sociology" capable of capturing "the taste and ache of action."

Body and Soul marries the analytic rigor of the sociologist with the stylistic grace of the novelist to offer a compelling portrait of a bodily craft and of life and labor in the black American ghetto at century's end.

About the Author

Loïc Wacquant is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, and Researcher at the Centre de sociologie européenne, Paris. A MacArthur Foundation Fellow, he is the author of numerous works on urban marginality, ethnoracial domination, the penal state, and social theory, translated in some dozen languages. He is a co-founder and editor of the interdisciplinary journal Ethnography.

Table of Contents

The Taste and Ache of Action

Preface to the U.S. Edition

Prologue

The Street and the Ring

An Island of Order and Virtue

"The Boys Who Beat the Street"

A Scientifically Savage Practice

The Social Logic of Sparring

An Implicit and Collective Pedagogy

Managing Bodily Capital

Fight Night at Studio 104

"You Scared I Might Mess Up 'Cause You Done Messed Up"

Weigh-in at the Illinois State Building

An Anxious Afternoon

Welcome to Studio 104

Pitiful Preliminaries

Strong Beats Hannah by TKO in the Fourth

Make Way for the Exotic Dancers

"You Stop Two More Guys and I'll Stop Drinkin'"

"Busy" Louie at the Golden Gloves

List of Illustrations

A Note on Acknowledgments and Transcription

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195305623
Author:
Wacquant, Loic J. D.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
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Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Boxing
Subject:
Ethnicity
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Sociology | Popular Culture
Subject:
Sociology | Race
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Boxing
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 halftones
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.87 in

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"Synopsis" by , When French sociologist Loïc Wacquant signed up at a boxing gym in a black neighborhood of Chicago's South Side, he had never contemplated getting close to a ring, let alone climbing into it. Yet for three years he immersed himself among local fighters, amateur and professional. He learned the Sweet science of bruising, participating in all phases of the pugilist's strenuous preparation, from shadow-boxing drills to sparring to fighting in the Golden Gloves tournament. In this experimental ethnography of incandescent intensity, the scholar-turned-boxer fleshes out Pierre Bourdieu's signal concept of habitus, deepening our theoretical grasp of human practice. And he supplies a model for a "carnal sociology" capable of capturing "the taste and ache of action."

Body and Soul marries the analytic rigor of the sociologist with the stylistic grace of the novelist to offer a compelling portrait of a bodily craft and of life and labor in the black American ghetto at century's end.

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